27 Feb 2024

Clothing worn by workers in hospital build recycled for construction

From Checkpoint, 5:53 pm on 27 February 2024

Forget putting your initials or a paw print into the concrete of a new build.

How about high viz or used clothing worn by the workers involved in the rebuild of Dunedin Hospital actually being used in the buildings construction?

Workwear recycled, that upcycles old work clothes to keep it from landfill, is partnering with the construction company working on the hospital.

It's set up collection bins on site for high viz and protective clothing that's past its best by date.

The cast offs are turned into RETEX, a product that can used in flooring insulation and other parts of construction. 

Annie Light, the Managing Director of Work Wear recycle, speaks to Lisa Owen.